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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2019 Year of the Pig Lunar Series II 1 oz Gold Proof

This spectacular gold coin celebrates the Year of the Pig, the ultimate animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.

The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar pig include 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007 and 2019. Those born under the sign of the pig tend to be honest, loyal, sincere and generous, with a calm temperament.

Struck by The Perth Mint from 99.99% pure gold in proof quality, the coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.

The Perth Mint will release no more than 388 of the 2019 Year of the Pig 1oz Gold Proof High Relief Coin.

Design

The reverse of the coin features a representation of a domesticated or pet pig, which are typically pink with black markings, amid stylised rocks and foliage including a peony flower. The Chinese character for ‘pig’ and the inscription ‘Year of the Pig’ appear in the design with The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.

The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2019 year-date, the weight and fineness, and the monetary denomination are shown on the coin’s obverse. The coin’s high-relief reverse and obverse are minted on concave surfaces to ensure the optimum flow of metal is achieved by the strike of the die.

Designer(s):

Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was chosen to appear on the coinage of the United Kingdom in 1998. His design began to appear on collector coins that year and became widespread starting in 1999.

Since 2008, Perth Mint artist Aleysha Howarth has infused her personal sense of style and a love for nature into her coin designs. Alicia earned a degree in Graphic Design from the Central TAFE School of Art and Design. Her innovative colorized ballet coin series of 2011 earned her international acclaim. She was also the lead designer of the Perth Mint’s Opal coin series.

Coin Specifications:

Country:  Australia
Year Of Issue:  2019
Denomination:  100 Dollars (AUD)
Mint Mark:  P
Mintage:  388
Alloy:  .9999 Gold
Weight:  31.107 g
Diameter:  27.30 mm
Thickness:  5.00 mm
Edge: Reeded
OBV Designer Ian Rank-Broadley
REV Designer Aleysha Howarth
Quality: Proof

 

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The Perth Mint is Australia’s largest and most highly accredited precious metals enterprise. Through its integrated operations and trusted products and services, it develops markets and creates demand for Australian precious metals the world over. Operating the largest refinery and the only facility in Australia accredited for gold and silver by the London Bullion Market Association, the Mint holds endorsements by commodity trading centres in London, New York, Tokyo, Shanghai and Dubai. The Perth Mint exports in excess of USD14 billion worth of bullion bars and coins to institutional and private investors in more than 130 countries each year and issues an array of legal tender commemoratives for collectors. Offering the world’s only government guaranteed precious metals investment and storage program, the Mint also manages approximately USD3 billion worth of metal held on behalf of some 40,000 clients. Still operating in its original premises, founded in 1899, The Perth Mint is also a premier tourist destination and home to the Guinness Book of Records certified largest coin in the world – the Australian Kangaroo One Tonne Gold Coin, worth more than USD 40 million.

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